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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Chapter 9, Page 23, Book 09

Nothing Gold Can Stay
Robert Frost
Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay


Fall is something worth setting time aside for. I try to take a long walk at least once a week to see the slow-motion fireworks unfold. That is usually at the campground this time of year, but there are only a few more short weekends left then you’ll view Autumn from my house.

Many times in our lives we completely miss the view because we were preoccupied with fear from the past or of the future? In nature, the seasons change effortlessly, ushering the next season with grace. The crisp fall air and vibrant leaves give way to dormant winter. From the sprawling oak to the soaring eagle, nature provides shelter, solace, and inspiration.

All around nature teaches us to be who we truly are, to express fully our Divinity. Today I give thanks for all that nature shows me by being and I give thanks for Being.


Autumn carries more gold in its hand than all the other seasons

Jim Bishop

'On Ya'-ma


Hollie said...

I'm ready to take a few walks myself & enjoy Autumn's just hasn't started yet. It's still in the 80s daily too.

Scrappy quilter said...

I love taking walks too and enjoying the colors of autumn. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

It seems Fall has arrived...but not here in KY as yet...everything is still so green...specially after the past few days of rain...and even tho cold is comin soon...Fall is still a beautiful time of the year...God Bless...hugs...Ora

betty said...

that's a good idea to take a walk and enjoy fall (or whatever season) especially as the leaves are changing and starting to fall from the tree. I also like to look at how people decorate for the different holidays coming up

and you are right, Ma, we do sometimes become too preoccupied with things that we forget to enjoy the simple gifts, like the weather changing, that are in front of us


Buttercup said...

Still summer here and did enjoy the bright sunlight, but I know fall is right around the corner. Thanks for a lovely post.